Oh well, it is to late now. I tried. Now we have already spent $8.5 trillion on NOTHING!
Casey Research, of Vermont, has analyzed the costs of the government bailouts of the housing crisis, the credit crisis and others and has
concluded that the total is $8.5 trillion, which is more than the cost of all US wars, the Louisiana Purchase, the New Deal, the Marshall Plan and the
NASA Space Program combined.
According to CRS, the Congressional Research Service, all major US wars (including such events as the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil
War, the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, the invasion of Panama, the Kosovo War and numerous
other small conflicts), cost a total of $7.5 trillion in inflation-adjusted 2008 dollars.
HERE WAS MY PLAN TO RESET THE ECONOMY: IT WOULD HAVE WORKED
This was Plan A which did not work:
Let's assume that they will do what they have said and that is "7.4 to 7.78 trillion will be printed / created for the bailout and or credit revival
and given to banks" the banks who currently refuse to loan money and extend lines of credit to business. (Links included are only for "information"
sources to support the data and numbers included in this Summary)
Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government is prepared to provide more than $7.76 trillion on behalf of American taxpayers after guaranteeing
$306 billion of Citigroup Inc. debt yesterday. The pledges, amounting to half the value of everything produced in the nation last year, are intended
to rescue the financial system after the credit markets seized up 15 months ago
1) We now have businesses going "out of business" or if they are big enough they are begging the government for money because the banks are
terminating lines of credit and no longer loan money though they are getting billions / trillions at 0% to 0.25% from the Fed.
2) Now we want even MORE money printed / created (estimated to be over another trillion) for a stimulus package for consumers because we need consumer
spending to revive the economy. (Plan B definitely takes care of this) Barack Obama has revealed a stimulus package that could exceed $1 trillion. So
I assume we need another 1 or 2 Trillion for another "stimulus" package to get money moving in the consumer markets? No problem... see Plan B.
So in essence, we are trying tickle down economics and it isn't working because the banks are keeping the money, investing it overseas, using it to
buy out each other and giving themselves massive bonus & payouts. Well everyone, guess what... it isn't working.
"Trickle Down" economics has changed to "Trickle Over" economics. Trickling over to foreign countries and interests and we cannot be successful
with this course of action. Especially when the taxpayer is on the hook. Since I am a taxpayer, I would like to propose an alternate plan which will
Direct "Fed to Consumer Mortgage Recapitalization" or "Debt Recapitalization"
My plan was for mortgage holders / consumers to borrow mortgage money directly from the Fed directly at 0.5 %. This is a fraction of the interest that
we are currently being charged by the banks.
By taking the 0.5% Mortgage "Recapitalization" from the Fed directly, we pay off our mortgages in full to the banks and the banks now have the
capital of millions of "paid in full" mortgages and cannot complain about mortgage write-offs and defaults (if you haven't looked, go to a mortgage
calculator and put in 7% or whatever your mortgage rate is... now try it with 0.5%).
At 0.5 % our monthly mortgage payments are about half of what they were. (STIMULUS PACKAGE DONE)
Now, The banks get these Mortgage pay-offs from millions of mortgages and they should have all the money they claim is needed to alleviate their asset
shortages AND mortgage backed securities since all mortgages will be paid in full.
This is not a refinance and does not require surveys and assessments, this is strictly a "mortgage recapitalization" with a hard $300.00
"origination fee". (This can be adjusted, below is a quick example of how this origination fee would be used to assist our troubled city & state
governments, as an added bonus it puts the local politicians on our side as it solves the current budget crisis at the local and state levels
$50 is paid to a bank / finance organization who is providing the paperwork and processing.
$75 is paid to your city / municipality / county (Local Government)
$75 is paid to State you live in. (State Treasury)
$100 goes to the Federal Government.
(So this plan also helps the local / state governments that are in a pinch)
So which plan is better, another 1 or 2 Trillion on another stimulus package or a "long term" stimulus every month by halving our own mortgages?
This is not charity, we are still on the hook for our principle plus 0.5% and the risk of default is almost 0.
Now - Legislate the REGULATION needed to prevent this from happening again and going forward. Once "existing" mortgages are "recapitalized" and
the recapitalization project is completed, the banks can then pick up mortgage origination again.
Win / Win / Win
OK, Put current plans of action against "Plan B" side by side. We (would have) printed less money (In the long term as we have no idea how much they
will spend on "project based" stimulus work programs" and we get the stimulus needed with Plan B.